M0rl0ck, I would like to speak to you personally for a moment. If you're not comfortable with that and you would like for this post to be deleted I am happy to oblige, as I always am.
You are a practitioner. I've known you for sometime on the online fora. In fact it's been a while now. Whether or not you are necessarily buried in scholarly stuff, you sit your bottom on the cushion every day
and investigate your mind. And I think you quiet your mind. I have respect for you, and I enjoy you. And you sprinkle your practice talk with humor, to boot.
Now here at Dharma Wheel you got hit with some scholars who are weighing in. I, personally, am not a scholar. I just have the experience to zip my lip when the conversation gets heavy. And I listen and enjoy, and often learn. And I try to resolve conflicts here and keep people communicating smoothly. My dedication first and foremost here is to the dharma and its people.
You are appreciated here, and you're enjoyed. If this forum isn't for you, I don't want you to stay and be unhappy. I wouldn't want you to feel uncomfortable. But I have to challenge you, I haven't seen a shred of bigotry. If I saw bigotry I would get prickly and the members would hear it, too.
If you're dissatisfied, please go where you're comfortable. But if you're annoyed at being challenged rather strongly, please use your skills which I know that you have and extend your patience to us. For we're all in the same boat, bobbing in samsara and trying to make friends along the way.
Be well friend